The West at Forest Akers Golf Course
|Black (W)||72||7013 yards||81.9||154|
|Green (W)||72||6412 yards||77.8||140|
|White (W)||72||5694 yards||73.6||134|
|Fossum (W)||72||5307 yards||71.3||129|
|Silver (W)||72||5012 yards||69.8||126|
|Black M: 75.3/141 W: 81.9/154||419||592||423||322||340||435||202||548||180||3461||217||418||230||504||420||394||427||520||422||3552||7013|
|Green M: 71.7/137 W: 77.8/140||377||569||386||295||316||392||174||497||165||3171||166||384||215||459||394||363||399||476||385||3241||6412|
|White M: 68.2/130 W: 73.6/134||338||462||374||285||277||346||146||450||139||2817||153||345||184||428||356||333||306||428||344||2877||5694|
|Fossum M: 66.5/127 W: 71.3/129||309||462||324||271||277||289||112||450||115||2609||153||345||155||428||317||295||306||428||271||2698||5307|
|Silver M: 65.5/121 W: 69.8/126||309||407||324||271||252||289||112||421||115||2500||139||264||155||401||317||295||297||373||271||2512||5012|
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Fairways were in immaculate conditions. greens were relatively quick but very well maintained. The weather was cool and windy, however if you hit fairways you could score on the par 5's. I look forward to coming back out to Akers West next Spring.
Such great conditions! Amazing fast true greensn
It was cold and breezy, a day after some rain. The course had drained completely and the greens were fantastic. They held nicely and rolled fast and true.
Greens were hard like asphalt. Roll on greens was like putting on gravel. One person working in clubhouse waited 12 minutes to be greeted and checked in. Snack shop was closed and no refreshments on course. I expected more, not the quality course it once was
Hi, thank you for reviewing Forest Akers West. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are glad to see you have enjoyed the course in the past and we are rapidly working to return it to those conditions. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing, we hope to see you again soon.
Last played this course 23 years ago and the course has only improved with age. Rerouted the holes, added a new clubhouse (which is great for Spartan apparel and accessories) and condition of course is outstanding. Pace of play was acceptable given all the groups playing on course. I will not wait so long to return to my alma mater ‘s outstanding golf course
Great course that will test your skills
The course itself is always in great shape and a pleasure to play. Will test your skills on every hole. The worst part is the pace of play everytime I play here. Tee times scheduled only 8 minutes apart from each other and no ranger ever deals with groups that are beyond slow. Be prepared for 5+ hour rounds.
Fun Day on the Spartan's Home Course
If you find yourself in the Lansing area make the West Course at Forest Acres your choice for round of golf. This was my first time at the MSU facility. I found the course in great shape. The greens rolled true and were very receptive to approach shots. The fairways were well kept and in equally soft condition. The course layout will challenge golfers of a wide variety of skill levels. The starter was friendly and helpful. Pace of play was great no waiting overall a great 1st experience. Go play it!
My son and I played the West Course on a picture perfect day and it was in great shape.
Course was in great condition
Really enjoyed the course, was setup very well. The greens were in excellent condition, rolled true!
Poor people skills
Booked online , I’m handicapped. Drove 35 miles there and when I arrived I was told cart path only!!! No exceptions. I asked why they don’t notify these online websites so it can be conveyed to us golfers. They instructed me it wasn’t something they felt they needed to do and if I had a problem with it I needed to deal with the booking company(golfnow) since I had already paid for my golf I asked if they would at least give me a 9 hole rain check since I could not play the 18 I paid for plus the 35 miles there and 35 miles back. I was told absolutely not they did not feel they had any liability in letting us golfers know in advance, they were very snotty about it actually. . I’ve also had 2 cases where I booked tee times with them only to drive there to be told they were closed for tournaments. Again they were not willing to do anything for us golfers, not even offer some free range balls or anything, their customer service stinks to put it mildly!!
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Forrest Akers West
I course was in excellent condition, quite wet but that couldn't be helped as its rained five days in a row. Greens were smooth and rolled well. I live five miles away so play here all the time. I enjoy it every time as it's a challenging.course.
Great walking course ...
Course was in great shape for early season. Greens were a little slow ((#16 was COVERED with 'helicopters') and the rough was thicker than normal, indicating an upcoming collegiate competition possibly.
This is a great course to walk. Our threesome walked it inside 4 hours, on a Friday, and never waited or pushed anyone. Only oddity is the back-to-back par 3's (#9 and #10) and a string of 4 par three's in 6 holes all placed between #7 and #12. This course is sneaky hard ... very much a parkland style course that looks easier than it is.
The young lady that checked us in was very nice and helpful. The course was in excellent shape for this time of year and we moved along quickly at a nice pace. The value for the price was great.
I used to hate this course but the more I play it the better I like the layout. It’s tough but rewards great shots. Greens always in great shape and roll true.
Spring round at Forest Akers West Course
Considering the time of year the course was in very good condition. The snack bar was not open at 11:00am but one of the staff went back there to get a bottle of water for me. After our round was over I noticed it was open. The greens ran true and were consistant in speed.